Cast Blog: #RHOA

Is This What Toto had in Mind?

Episode 13: Bravotv.com's Associate Editor counts down this week's top three moments.

No. 3 - Don't Be Tardy for Safari

Lions and rhinos and 'Wives, oh my! We're truly not in Atlanta anymore, as the ladies went from wild fights to wildlife on their safari. And as Phaedra pointed out it was as picturesque as... a beer commercial? In any event, it looked spectacular and both the Talls and the Smalls got to see some amazing animals in their natural habitat.

It seemed like the Smalls were having a little more fun watching the wildlife than the Talls (I don't who Cynthia was kidding when she tried to get Marlo and NeNe to quiet down). So much fun in fact, that Phaedra decided to put on her own little Masterpiece Theater of sorts and narrate her interpretation of the Talls' triangle via a group of giraffes. I guess it was too much of a coincidence that the three tallest animals just happened to be standing together for Phaedra to pass up commenting on all the vying for NeNe's attention.

No. 2 - Dances with School Children

It was quite the juxtaposition starting the episode with the tail end of Sheree and Marlo's melee and then seeing the 'Wives interact with the local children. Their visit to the orphanage was moving for them (and for all of us at home), but I most enjoyed seeing them play with a group of school kids. Those kids can dance! And it was precious watching all the ladies try to bust a move with them. (I think those kids could have taught the Housewives a thing or two.) But besides being fun to watch, spending time with the children seemed to have helped the ladies move on from all their personal issues. At least for now anyway...

No. 1 - Make It Rain Down in Africa

Grab your umbrella when you go out with Marlo, because evidently she likes to make it rain. And really what better way to blow off some steam after having a fight? The other ladies were slightly taken aback by all the cash raining down in the club, but that didn't stop Kandi and Phaedra from profiting off of Marlo's money throwing. As Phaedra aptly noted, "If honey wants to throw her money away, throw it right in my bosoms. Ayden could use some new shoes, some pampers, everything else, and some souvenirs." Get it, girl!

Side note: After watching this go down, I couldn't help but wonder -- Is this what Toto had in mind?

Next week the ladies give bonding another try. And what better way to bond than over some good old fashioned sex talk?

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Claudia: Porsha's Been Stank All Season

Claudia Jordan fires back at Porsha Williams for coming for her at the reunion.

Bravotv.com: Were you nervous going into your first reunion?
Claudia Jordan: Not at all! I was so looking forward to it. I thought there would be more drama and it would be more difficult for me, but it was a piece of cake. I thought everyone for the most part looked great in their all white outfits, and the set was amazing!

Bravotv.com: Were you surprised Porsha came for you?
CJ: Absolutely not. She's been quite stank all season. The last time I was surprised at her actions was when we met for lunch way back in the very beginning of the season, because up until a week prior, I thought we were cool enough. Not friends, BFFs, or besties, but cordial acquaintances. But when she kept doing little catty things, I saw what it was. Looking back I understand. I was the new girl, and when a new girl comes on the scene, not all the women will embrace new energy and new personalities; some will automatically feel threatened. I for one love meeting new women and making friends. I think there is nothing more powerful than a group of talented, beautiful, and intelligent women. Check out my Instagram and see the crew I roll with on the daily. It's clear that I live by that. I've never been intimidated or jealous of any other women. I embrace my lovely friends, because I respect them and how they handle their business. I love meeting new people and look forward to learning new things from new acquaintances I make. So to be so closed minded about another person right out of the gate and create a "reason" for it after the fact is just dumb. But at this point, dumbness does not shock me nor does ignorance.

I do want to address one of the lies Ms. Williams told about me at the reunion. I never asked around town for the tea. Porsha started making it clear to the world she had an issue with me, even though I had no idea why. I then heard some completely unsolicited gossip from my friends, but I kept it under my hat -- I mean it was juicy, but it was really none of my concern outside of gossip, and I certainly was not seeking it out. And it would have remained there forever had she had not become so nasty to me. At the end of the day, I don't care what and whom that girl allows to enter her bat cave. But just keep it polite and cute towards me. Don't get caught out there loudly running your mouth about me in hallways. Don't be shady at work. Don't make statements to NeNe slandering me and Kenya, talking about our legs being up in the air and criticizing us for not being married, then complain that folks are slandering you. It's quite simple. And if you know in your real life how you get down, it might be in your best interest not to poke fun, egg on, and laugh at another woman being wrongly accused of doing what you do, because you might mess around and taunt someone that will get with you and spill your room-temperature tea. #DropsMic


Bravotv.com: Are you going to continue to pursue stand-up?
CJ: Yes, I am. I actually did a show that Bravo recorded. They showed a brief snippet of it on the reunion, but I really wish they would show it all, because it was funny! I had a great reception from the audience, and a lot of the girls came to my show -- Cynthia, Kenya, Demetria, and my best friend, Auta. Also most of the morning show came and supported me, and they all gave me props! It felt amazing. It was very empowering and exhilarating to be on that stage and see all those people in the audience cracking up and getting my sense of humor. I've already got some calls and requests for bookings just from people hearing that I want do stand up. I will keep you guys posted when I do some more shows!

Please follow me on Instagram and Twitter @ClaudiaJordan for all the updates on my career. I have been getting lots of bookings, hosting concerts for Ginuwine and Tank. Please check my Instagram for upcoming tour dates. Also I have two films coming out this year called The Hills and Love is Not Enough. I am in talks right now for a third movie to start filming in the fall. This past weekend I got the chance to catch up with a dear friend of mine that got me started in radio-Mr Jamie Foxx. His album drops on May 18th and we were there to support him at his album listening party. Just wanted to share some photos from all the fun times I've been having lately! Life is good and I am happy and feeling loved!

xoxo, CJ

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